Tools & Materials
- 1 pc of 1” x 4” x 8” Common Fir
- 1 pc of 2” x 4” x 8” Common Fir
- Water-based stain or paint
- Velvet or Felt (optional)
- Drill Press and 1 5/8” Forstner Bit
- Band Saw
- Spindle Sander
- Sanding Block
- 100 Grit and 150 Grit Sand Paper
- Wood File
- Small Hand Saw
- Finishing Hammer
- Carpenters (Wood) Glue
Choose a design. Simple shapes such as the star or heart above will be easier to cut out.
Draw (or trace) the shape(s) onto a piece of paper or cardboard The height or width must not be greater than 3 ½” so it can be cut from the 1” x 4” and 2” x 4” boards Determine the centre of the shape and make a small hole in the paper or cardboard. Cut out the paper or cardboard shape.
Trace the shape(s) onto the 1” x 4” board and the 2” x 4” board. Mark the centre of the shape which will be cut from the 2”x4”.
Drill out the centre of the 2x4 shape(s) using a 1 5/8” Forstner bit in a drill press. Be sure to leave at least 1/8” between the hole and any side of the shapes you have chosen. Set the depth to 1”.
Cut out shapes using a bandsaw.
File and/or Sand your shapes until both top and bottom align and are as smooth as desired.
Mark the location for the peg which will act as a hinge.
Drill a hole in the bottom (2x4) shape using a ¼” drill bit to a depth of ¼”.
Cut a piece of ¼” dowel to a length of ½” using a small hand saw. Put a drop of wood glue into the hole then tap in the short piece of dowel with a hammer. Use pencil lead on the top of the peg to determine the corresponding location of a hole in the top (1x4) shape.
Drill a hole in the top shape to a depth of ¼” using a ¼” drill bit.
Stain or paint shapes as desired.
- Cut a round piece of felt or velvet for the bottom of the jewelry box.